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This could be a bad torque converter solenoid, or a bad torque converter and/or the wiring going to and in the transmission. further diagnostics should be done with a scanner

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'98 Pontiac Grand Prix SE PO742 torque converter clutch solenoid circuit stuck on Trac off light and service engine soon light stay on


When the PCM detects 3 occurrences of TCC slip between -20 and +50 RPM for 5 seconds, indicating the TCC is applied, when commanded OFF, then DTC P0742 sets. DTC P0742 is a type B DTC.
The PCM energizes the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve Assembly (TCC Sol. Valve Assy.) by creating a ground path on circuit 422. When grounded (energized), the valve stops converter signal oil from exhausting. This causes converter signal oil pressure to increase and move the TCC apply valve. The TCC Sol. Valve Assy. de-energizes when the PCM no longer provides a ground path. When de-energized, the valve will exhaust fluid and release the TCC
Diagnostic Aids
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Check for PRNDL DTC P0705. DTC P0705 affects transmission operation. This may set DTC P0742 falsely.


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Inspect the transmission fluid for debris.


DTC P0742 Torque Converter Clutch System Stuck ON Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1
Was the Powertrain On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check performed?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check

2
Install the Scan Tool .
With the engine OFF, turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
Important: Before clearing the DTCs, use the scan tool in order to record the Freeze Frame and Failure Records for reference. The Clear Info function will erase the data. Record the DTC Freeze Frame and Failure Records, then clear the DTC.
Start and run the vehicle.
Select TCC Slip Speed on the scan tool.
With the transmission in D4, drive the vehicle through the 1-2 upshift.
In second gear is the TCC Slip Speed within the range specified?
-20 to +50 RPM
Go to Step 3
Go to Diagnostic Aids

3
Inspect for the following conditions:
The TCC apply valve stuck ON because of sediment or damage.
The TCC Sol. Valve Assy. stuck ON because of sediment or damage. Refer to Control Valve Body Assembly Inspection, in Unit Repair.
Was a condition found and corrected?
--
Go to Step 4
--

4
In order to verify your repair, perform the following procedure:
Using the scan tool, clear DTCs.
Operate the vehicle under the following conditions:
• The gear range is D2, D3 or D4.
• The commanded gear is not 1st.
• The engine speed is greater than 500 RPM for 5 seconds.
• Not in fuel shut off.
• The engine torque is 95-270 N·m (70-200 lb ft).
• The throttle position is 14-50%.
• The PCM commands the TCC OFF.
• The TCC slip speed is 150-2000 RPM for 5 seconds.
• The engine speed is 800-4000 RPM.
• The vehicle speed is 32-112 km/h (20-70 mph).
• The speed ratio is 0.65-1.18.
• The last gear change occurred more than 3 seconds ago.
Select Specific DTC. Enter DTC P0742.
Has the test run and passed?
--
System OK
Begin the diagnosis again. Go to Step 1

Oct 07, 2015 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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Torque converter clutch


It should be attached to transmission block, I will see if I find a diagram.

May 29, 2008 | 2001 Nissan Altima

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Transmission code po703


P0703 Suzuki - Brake Switch Circuit Malfunction
Possible causes
- Faulty Brake Switch
- Misadjusted Brake Switch
- Brake Switch harness is open or shorted
- Brake Switch circuit poor electrical connection
Check if the stop light works with the brake pedal, if the brake lights are inoperative, replaced or adjust the brake switch.
Symptoms:
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Brake lights inoperative


Nov 21, 2013 | 2004 Suzuki Verona

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1998 saab 960 s po743


P0743 - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical
Symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) Possible causes - Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
Tech notes This is an electrical problem code. Could be a problem to the harness to the TCC solenoid, the TCC solenoid connector or the TCC solenoid it self.

Feb 06, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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P0732


This is caused by a sticking or defective 2nd gear electric shift solenoid.
P0732 NISSAN - 2nd. Gear Malfunction
Symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Incorrect transmission shifting Possible causes - Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Shift solenoids
- Transmission mechanical problems
- Transmission hydraulic control circuit

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2005 Chevy Equinox P0742 & P0700 problems. My car engine flares and sometimes doesn't change gears. Anyone know how to fix these issues.


Both codes (obviously) point to transmission related problems. The DTC P0700 means Transaxle Control System Fault Conditions and the DTC P0742 code means Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) - Stuck On.

The DTC P0700 code is for information only and the next step is to check for transaxle codes in the Transaxle Control Module (TCM). So you'll have to have the dealer or another qualified shop/technician pull the transaxle codes from the TCM and go from there.

On DTC P0742, Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Valve (TCC Sol. Valve) is a normally-open exhaust valve that is used with the Torque Converter Clutch Pulse Width Modulation Solenoid Valve (TCC PWM Sol. Valve) in order to control fluid acting on the converter clutch apply valve. The TCC Sol. Valve attaches to the transmission case assembly extending into the pump cover. When grounded (energized) by the Vehicle Control Module (VCM), the TCC Sol. Valve stops converter signal oil from exhausting. This causes converter signal oil pressure to increase and move the converter clutch apply valve against spring force and into the apply position. In this position, release fluid is open to an exhaust port and converter feed fluid fills the apply fluid circuit. The converter feed fluid applies the TCC. When the VCM no longer provides a ground path, the TCC Sol. Valve de-energizes and apply fluid exhausts, releasing the TCC.

Condition: Some customers may comment that the transmission shifts hard, a shudder/chuggle is felt on deceleration or the Service Engine Soon (SES) light is illuminated.

A technician may find DTC P0742 set. Customers with 4T80E transaxles may also comment on a "bump" feeling at approximately 61-68 km/h (38-42 mph) when they lift and then tip into the throttle. There may also be a concern of whine noise in 3rd or 4th gear with or without the Service Engine Soon light/message displayed and with DTC P0742 set.

Correction:
Note: DO NOT REPLACE THE VALVE BODY AND PUMP ASSEMBLY.

Important: This test is not applicable to the 4T80E transmission. Instead, replace the TCC PWM solenoid on vehicles with a 4T80E transmission using published procedures for the vehicle being serviced.

Perform one of the following diagnostics:
• Test drive the vehicle with the Tech 2® installed, Monitor TCC Release Pressure. The Status will be YES until TCC applies and then the display will read NO. If during acceleration the status remains NO and the upshifts are harsh and during deceleration the vehicle shudders during downshifts, suspect the TCC PWM solenoid.
• With the Tech 2 installed in the vehicle, start the engine. Build the vehicle on the Tech 2®. Apply and firmly hold the service brake. Place the transaxle in D4 and command Drive 3 with the Tech 2®. If the engine stumbles and/or stalls, suspect the TCC PWM solenoid.

Replace the TCC PWM solenoid using published procedures for the vehicle being serviced.

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Have a nice day and thanks for using FixYa.
Jose.

Oct 17, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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My 2002 gmc wont shift and code p1870 came up it will stay im low gear


You can replace the transmission valve body as per the instruction or install a new TCC apply valve kit. However the installation requires for the valve body to be removed and honed out by a special tool. I wouldn't recommend this procedure unless you have the proper tools and the know how about the inner workings of the automatic transmissions.

#01-07-30-023B: Harsh 1-2 Upshift, SES, MIL, or CEL Illuminated, DTC P1870 Set (Replace Valve Body) - (Mar 22, 2002)
Subject: Harsh 1-2 Upshift, SES, MIL, or CEL Illuminated, DTC P1870 Set (Replace Valve Body)
Models: 1996 Buick Roadmaster
1996 Cadillac Fleetwood
1999-2000 Cadillac Escalade
1996-2000 Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette
1996-2000 Pontiac Firebird
1996-2000 Chevrolet and GMC Light Duty Truck Models
1996-2000 Oldsmobile Bravada
with 4L60-E Automatic Transmission (RPO M30)
Built Prior to January 15, 2000 (Julian Date 0015)

This bulletin is being revised to update VIN Breakpoint Date information and revise the Parts Information table. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 01-07-30-023A (Section 07 -- Transmission/Transaxle).

Condition: Some customers may comment on a harsh 1-2 upshift and the Check Engine Light or Service Engine Soon indicator is illuminated.

Diagnosis: Typically, these vehicles will have been driven more than 32,000 km (20,000 mi) before this condition occurs.

The scan tool may show a DTC P1870 set as a history code.

A harsh 1-2 shift or DTC P1870, caused by wear in the control valve body, may be difficult to duplicate when the transmission temperature is below 93°C (200°F).

Cause: The condition may be due to wear in the control valve body. This wear occurs in the bore that contains the TCC isolator and regulator valves, and results in poor, or no, TCC apply.

Important:
• DTC P1870 is a type B code. The conditions for setting the P1870 DTC must occur on TWO CONSECUTIVE TRIPS (ignition cycles, with a drive cycle) before setting a P1870 history code.
• When the conditions for setting DTC P1870 are met (first trip), the PCM commands maximum line pressure and harsh 1-2 shifts are the result.
• This may result in a harsh 1-2 shift with no history code if the conditions for setting the DTC required for the second trip are not met, on two consecutive trips (Ignition cycles, with a drive cycle).
• When the conditions for setting the DTC are met, on the second consecutive trip, a DTC P1870 is stored as a history code.
• When the P1870 code is stored, the PCM will turn on the Service Engine Soon (SES), Check Engine Light (CEL), or Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL).

Correction: Install a control valve body with the revised TCC regulator and isolator valves. Refer to the Parts Information table below. These valves are used in all transmissions produced after January 15, 2000 (Julian Date 0015), and all of the service parts currently available through GMSPO contain revised TCC regulator and isolator valves.

Important: If all of the following conditions are true, it is not necessary to rebuild the transmission or to replace additional transmission components beyond the control valve body.
• Transmission operation is normal before the transmission reaches operating temperature, or before DTC P1870 is set (no slips, flares, or missing gears).
• The torque converter is not blue or overheated.
• The transmission fluid is not burned or has no burned odor.
• The transmission fluid pan contains no abnormal debris (clutch material, bronze, brass, or metal fragments).

Keep us updated.

Oct 06, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

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1998 jeep grand cherokee 4x4. have the p0740 code. have to start from neutral, then shifts faily well. May start fluttering and making noise, have to put back to N, then to D and once again will shift. ...


P0740 JEEP - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit
Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Transmission shift shock
- Vehicle may not shift into the highest gear

Possible causes
- Low transmission fluid level
- Dirty transmission fluid
- Faulty torque converter clutch solenoid valve
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve harness or connectors
- Torque converter clutch solenoid valve circuit is open or shorted

When is the code detected?
Torque Converter Clutch (TCC) unlocked for 10 sec., ECM commands converter lock-up and did not record engine speed drop.

P0740 JEEP Description
The torque converter clutch solenoid valve is activated, with the gear in D4, by the Transmission Control Module (TCM) in response to signals sent from the vehicle speed and the Engine Control Module (ECM). Lock-up piston operation will then be controlled. When the torque converter clutch solenoid valve is activated, the torque converter lockup clutch will engage creating a 1 to 1 RPM ratio between the transmission input shaft and the rotational speed of the torque converter.

Lock-up operation, however, is prohibited when A/T fluid temperature is too low.

When the accelerator pedal is depressed (less than 2/8) in lock-up condition, the engine speed should not change abruptly. If there is a big jump in engine speed, there is no lock-up.

Mar 27, 2011 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4WD

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Traction warning light came on while pulling up to stop light and car starting jerking then quit. I pulled over and didn't find anything wrong so I drove it home. I repalced the theromstat and anti-freeze...


From what you described, it sound like your TCC (torque converter clutch) is not disengaging. TCC apply solenoid circuit shorted to ground, TCC solenoid blockage (easy fix in pan), or TC broken (must remove trans and replace TC).

You should be able to take it to a transmission shop and have them test drive the car to evaluate the transmission and can scan the PCM for the DTC codes that the engine service light is indicating.

Thank you for using Fixya and keep us posted.

Nov 17, 2010 | 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

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When engine is warm it dies when you stop restarts and when put in gear it dies


Got a service engine soon light illuminated on the instrument panel? If so, look for codes related to the torque converter clutch. Sounds like a bad TCC Solenoid or problem within that circuit. If the torque converter clutch does not release in lower gear ranges then it's just like letting the clutch pedal out on a manual transmission - there is a direct lock-up between the transmission and engine and thus the engine dies.

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